Note: The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 file system.
In order to get these firmware updates for your Xbox, you normally would download them from Xbox Live.
Like all game consoles, there are occasional updates to add new features such as social networking tools like Facebook, Twitter, etc or the ability to play different types of files.
Xbox Live has two types of offerings, free and Gold Membership.
The update finally initiated like normal, and I’ve been able to update games. Update #3 (am ET): Still no official update, but the Xbox Support team running the support Twitter account is at least aware that users are having issues.
I have not seen other users reporting the same, though. They’re offering a canned response, asking for gamertags and, well, that’s about it. Update #2 (am ET): With no official clarification from Microsoft, users are beginning to take to social media outlets in droves with this issue.
With Xbox Live, when you sign in using your Gamertag, you are automatically notified of any new updates. How do you update your Xbox 360 without an Internet connection or a very slow Internet connection?According to the current head of Microsoft's Xbox division, Phil Spencer, "The importance of entertainment and games to the Windows ecosystem has become really prevalent to the company".Starting in February 2014, Microsoft invited select users to join a preview program that enables them to receive early builds of upcoming system updates and experiment with the features prior to the public launch of the software.The free version gets you free game demos, game add-ons, games on demand, arcade games, avatars, and voice/text chat.The Gold Membership gives you Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, streaming Netflix, video chat, and Xbox Live parties.Also, make sure it’s formatted as FAT32 and not NTFS.